Its summer time!! The best time to make sandige(fryuma, is it a right word??), happala(paapad). During our childhood, helping our mother, aunts and neightbours to make these things was like a festival for us.Yeh, one can oraganize an event on making these, as it will help many of us to prepare variety and store it for a year.
Sago sandige is again a favorite side dish of my husband. When he came this time, my mom prepared for him and packed it in his luggage.
There are two ways to make it. Giving you the one method, will try to give another soon.
Sago(big size) - 1 kg
Salt to taste
Hing - to taste
Wash the sago and soak it with very little water for full night or 8 hours.
Its better to prepare early in the morning.
Remove all the water from soaked sago. Add water and hing. Mix it properly and put in idly mould and steam it for 15 minutes. Steam all the sago in batches. Or to make it fast you can use Tatte idly stand or in big steel plates if you have big vessel to steam these.
When one batch is steamed, remove it slowly from the mould and spread these neatly on a plastic paper kept under sun. Let these dry for full day. Remove in the evening and again repeat drying for two more days. Sandiges are ready to fry and eat.
Some times, over confidence puts us in embarrassing situation. This is what happened with me! Last week I planned to make Mix flour, semolina and curds dosa. Usually it comes out very nice. But that day was not mine!!
I don't know what went wrong with the mix!!!
All the 10 dosas came out like this!! Do I need to say, we jumped for quick upma for breakfast!!
Vermicelli, used in Payasam, Idly, upma, halwa or burfi!! tastes great!! Vermicelli payasam is my husband's favorite. He loves it hot and with lot of milk!!
A very easy and quickest sweet dish, for any unexpected happy occasion!! All ingredients are easily available at home, no need to buy specially for this!
Ingredients for this,
Thin vermicelli - 1 cup, roasted with little ghee
(Or we get roasted ready packet also in the market)
Water - 1 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Milk - 1 cup
Ghee - 1 to 2 tbsp
Cardamom powder - 1/8th tsp
Dry fruits (Cashew nuts, almonds, Pista and raisins) - 1/4 cup
Milk powder or condensed milk - 1 tbsp
Roast the vermicelli in very slow heat with little ghee. Or if you have the roasted one keep it aside.
Heat ghee in a thick bottom kadai. Fry the dry fruits and remove it into a bowl. Add water in the same kadai and bring it to boil. Add vermicelli and boil it for a minute. Now add sugar and milk. Let it boil for 2 minutes. Check whether the vermicelli is cooked! If not, add some more water or milk. Add milk powder or condensed milk. After boiling it for half a minute add dry fruits and remove from the heat.
These 2 days, I am very sad!!! Now I can empathize the film team, whose movie is a flop!!! Yes, I am feeling so bad that I did not get entries for my event! I do not know, where I went wrong, or did I make any mistake in organizing the event.!!! I got only entry from Nithu!! I am not understanding whether to try my luck again in organizing another event or just go on blogging my recipes without any expectation!!! I am feeling like crying for this!!! Each day I got up with the hope that my inbox will be full of event entries!! I extended the last date for my event hoping that at least I will get last minute entries!!! But till today I received only two entries and that too only from Nithu. I know it is not compulsory for any one to participate! Anyways, I will not pull my complaint list.
Thank you so much Nithu for your participation. Here are your and mine entries for my great first event!!!!
Nithu's first entry, here she explains the games: Raja, Rani, Thirudan & Police; kola kola ya mundrika; oru kudam thanni oothi.
Nithu's second entry, in this she has given the details of the games: Action, Freeze and Ease" and another game is "Passing the Secret".
I got these entries after I posted the above ones. I am adding Shama's entry : CHOTANGKALLU (GAME WITH STONES)here she explains this beautiful game, we call it "Aane Kallu aata". Elders believe that if we play this game before rainy season starts, it will not rain that year. I do not believe in it. But enjoy it till today! One more entry from Shama, Palangguli : we call it as "Aali guli mane" and we also play with tamarind seeds but with 5 seeds in each house. She got the beautiful piece. The one I got in the house is simple one!